Mercy College Enrollment at an All-Time High

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Boasts the Largest Class of Full-Time, First-Time Freshman and the Largest Number of Honor Students in Mercy College History

I really like the quiet area, this is my first time here this semester and I will be coming here a lot because it is a nice and quiet study-area.

As Mercy College celebrates its 60-year anniversary, it is proud to announce that enrollment for the 2010-2011 school year is the highest in the college’s history. Total enrollment has grown to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This year’s enrollment also includes Mercy’s highest number of full-time, first-time freshman, as well as the largest number of Honors students, more than doubling last year’s incoming Honors class.

“Mercy College is thrilled to have such a promising student body and is looking forward to what is sure to be a rewarding and successful school year,” said Mercy College President, Kimberly R. Cline. “Our historic enrollment numbers are really the icing on the cake for the fall semester at Mercy, which has gotten off to an overwhelmingly successful start—from move-in day all the way up to campus facility improvements.”

The Mercy College team has been hard at work during the summer months to streamline the move-in process and update campus facilities to accommodate the class of 2014, and ensure a wonderful start to the year. Move-in day was a hit with both parents and students as this year’s procedures were updated to include a special Express Drop-Off feature, allowing many students to drop-off and leave belongings in their rooms early. This helped ease congestion and simplified the move-in process entirely. An informal survey of more than 200 students and parents conducted by Mercy found that, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), the move-in experience received an average rating of 9.16.

Response to renovations on the Dobbs Ferry campus has been just as positive. The cafeteria has been completely renovated and an exciting new addition of a quiet study space in the library has been well received by students and faculty alike. Junior Jaclyn Turturro said, “I really like the quiet area, this is my first time here this semester and I will be coming here a lot because it is a nice and quiet study-area.” Students are also looking forward to enjoying the brand new cafeteria as well as the updated menu.

Executive Dean for Student Services and Leadership, Bill Martinov, who was in charge of the move-in and heads Mercy College’s innovative PACT (Personalized Achievement Contract) Mentor Program, announced that more than 90% of eligible freshmen are participating in PACT. “With the success of fall enrollment, move-in day and PACT participation, the 2010-2011 school year is off to a great start,” said Martinov. The Mercy College PACT Program is a revolutionary mentoring program unique to higher education that pairs incoming freshman with highly qualified, professional mentors to help students navigate through all aspects of the college experience, from financial aid to finding internships, which focuses on academic achievement and career readiness and placement.

About Mercy College
Mercy College is a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1950, providing motivated students with the opportunity to earn degrees in more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Liberal Arts. An engaging and personalized learning experience, that includes the college’s revolutionary PACT (Personalized Achievement Contract) program, is offered at the main campus in Dobbs Ferry, as well as campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan, Yorktown Heights and White Plains. 877-MERCY-GO.

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